Our Music



Pieces we have played in recent years include:

Vaughan Williams: Five Variants on ‘Dives and Lazarus’

Britten: Simple Symphony Op. 4

Stanford: Beati Quorum Via (arranged for string orchestra)

Bartok: Roumanian Dances

Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor

Bizet: Agnus Dei from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Piazzolla: Melodia en La menor

Holst:  St Paul’s Suite

Corelli:  Concerto Grosso No 8 (Christmas concerto)

And in between the music there are the jokes ….. these are from MIT, Boston

We tend not to slavishly prepare each piece in full; but sections are chosen from the each work that allow members to have a bit of fun going through some pieces and developing the confidence and technique to play as a group.  The result can be very satisfying.

Occasionally we have study days in which we attempt to cover a whole work, such as Shostakovich’s 8th quartet or Handel’s Concerto No 6 Op 6.

Some rehearsals are divided into sectionals – groups with tutors focusing on techniques needed in the music we are playing.

First Violins at a sectional rehearsal

Picasso: Violin and Grapes

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